Music Education Services
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 Music Education Services
1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007

847-805-1800
Fax 847-805-1900 


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Music Education Services (MES) provides comprehensive band programs to elementary schools.  

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Contact Mr. Ellis at ellis.band@musicedservices.org

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Aurora Spring Concert Information

Spring Concert Rehearsals
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St Rita School
                Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced bands 3:45-4:45 pm

St Rita of Cascia Catholic School

770 W Old Indian Trail Road

Aurora, IL 60506

Spring Concert—Monday, May 13, 2019 7:00 pm at St Paul Lutheran School
                        Students will need to be at St Paul Lutheran School by 6:30 pm
                               

St Paul Lutheran School

85 S Constitution Dr

Aurora, IL 60506

 

All Saints Spring Concert

Spring Concert—Thursday, May 16, 2019   7:00 PM McSherry Hall
  Students are to meet in McSherry Hall at 6:30 pm and enter through Door 1

The student uniform for all band events is White Dress Shirt, Black Pants, Black Socks and Black Shoes

 


 

All students need to work on their scales, book assignments and sheet music outside of band. 

Practicing is essential for continued improvement. 

All students should be practicing at least three times a week to ensure continued improvement.


 

 

Beginning Band Resources

Flute 

Making the sound on your flute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhO4viOGGTw

Putting together the Flute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBqtaREh4tI

Holding the Flute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLO0WkLXwfo

Clarinet

Putting the reed on the Clarinet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vxpz5EwKr4&t=62s

Making the sound on your clarinet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WcvrTqE-yk

Putting together the Clarinet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOQvqee2BxA

Holding the Clarinet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DNM2p7fuA

 

Alto Sax

Putting the reed on the Alto Sax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GR_cv-oDY

Making the sound on your Alto Sax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2NHau_8oOA&t=29s

Putting together the Alto Sax (watch these in order)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GR_cv-oDY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ett8eG-3Ie4

Holding the Alto Sax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVSbs-ZMcKo

 

Trumpet

Do NOT take the valves out.

Making the sound on the Trumpet mouthpiece (the buzz)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLdKcNoAWo

Holding the Trumpet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw29O7Z9r4w

Trombone

Do NOT remove the slide.


Making the sound on the Trombone mouthpiece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68fUYGF8S8Y

Putting the Trombone together and How to Hold the Trombone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJFnUGejo0A

Percussion

Do NOT unscrew any of the bolts on the drum as this will damage the drum.

Holding the sticks (matched grip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWF8skGwwb8


Putting together the percussion kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2c3KHi0-FQ

 

 


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